Inherent Vice Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix as Messy Boots Private Detective



The trailer for Inherent Vice is full of action, comedy and thrills with the ever-brilliant Joaquin Phoenix leading a strong cast in the messiest way possible. We must admit, he rocks those sideburns like a champ! Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Katherine Waterston and Benicio Del Toro co-star in this late-’60s / early ’70s era film, based upon the Thomas Pynchon novel.

If your ex shows up with a crazy story like this one, do you listen, or do you run? Watch the trailer, and read the full synopsis from Warner Bros. below. Inherent Vice will be in select theaters December 12, with more theaters to be added January 9, 2015.

Synopsis from Warner Bros.: Inherent Vice is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel.

When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin…well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused—except this one usually leads to trouble.

With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists… Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp—all Thomas Pynchon.

The film stars Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix (The Master, Walk the Line), Josh Brolin (True Grit, No Country For Old Men) and Owen Wilson (The Royal Tennenbaums, Midnight in Paris); Katherine Waterston (Michael Clayton, Boardwalk Empire); Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Benicio Del Toro (Traffic); Martin Short (Frankenweenie); Jena Malone (The Hunger Games series); and musician Joanna Newsom.

Oscar nominee Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, The Master) directed Inherent Vice from a screenplay he wrote based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon. Anderson also produced the film, together with Oscar-nominated producers JoAnne Sellar and Daniel Lupi (There Will Be Blood). Scott Rudin and Adam Somner served as executive producers.

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